Friday, 17 February 2017


Yup, it's Birthday season in the Thompson house!  Today it's Colin's turn, Happy Birthday Col,love ya lots!

Another CAS card, simple design and a decoupaged camera.

I'm off in tonight to see him and hopefully out somewhere fine for a spot of food!  Might even manage to take a pic!  Jx

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Masculine - this is for my son!

And my little adventure earlier in the week... an overnight stay in Ardoe House Hotel, loved it!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Solitary Sunflower

Today's card is for my next door neighbour for her Birthday today.  Happy Birthday Stella!

It's a CAS card using a single sunflower and a little verse...and as we are heading off today on a little adventure I thought the sentiment quite fitting!

Sorry again for the horrid colour of the photo - soon be summer and I'll have better pics! So my card is a first for me - Tim Holtz pens, a water spritz and ta-da a card!

The flower head is double stamped then a lovely sparkly from Hobby House popped in the centre.

Crafting When We Can - Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - AG
Brown sugar - Rhinestones or Ribbon - Rhinestones

Monday, 13 February 2017

Die Cuts

Today's challenge over at Ooh La La is

Die Cuts

One that I think will prove popular as I think they are a vital addition to most cards these days - well they are mine!

So with that in mind, I cranked the handle of my Big Shot and made more fencing and a couple of butterflies resulting in...

Sorry about the picture quality - winter light is never the best, or perhaps it's the camera!  My images are off the Shawn Jenkins CD as are the papers.

A Gem of a Challenge - Add a butterfly
Allsorts - Hearts or flowers
Crafting with Dragonflies - One for the girls
Creative Knockouts - Flower Power
Creative Moments - Anything goes

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Ring a Ring o' Roses

Today's new challenge over at MAWTT is a real fun one!

Wendy has set it as

Ring A Ring o' Roses 

What a fantastic theme eh? Well I thought so anyway and had great fun making my card using a lovely new image (to me) from Aurora Wings.  I'm hoping that Wendy will allow a halo of roses to count as a ring - otherwise I'm goosed!

So my card uses gorgeous rose papers, given to me over a year ago by my dear friend Sue. Unfortunately I never got round to using them earlier, but that's not cause I don't love them, Sue they are so lovely and just the perfect match for this image, so thank you, (xxx).

Finally my card is completed with pearls, roses and a gorgeous ribbon from Ka De We, my favourite department store - sadly in Berlin though!

Colouring as always is with Promarker with a brush of Flexmarker.

A Gem of A Challenge - Hearts or Flowers
Allsorts - Lets Celebrate
Crafty Catz - 355 - Ladies
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Red/Pink with ribbon
Sketch Tanten - Sketch 28
Creative Craft Cottage - Flowers
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes

PS Sorry MAWTT teamies - today is Wednesday not Thursday, I'm only a day ahead of the new challenge!!!

Monday, 30 January 2017

Thank You

Today I'm the host for the Ooh La La challenge so I've set the theme as;

Thank You

I always think it is important to say thank you, and what better way to say it than with a pretty card.

For my card, I used files off the Paula Oakley CD - this one's called Sunflowers/Nasturtiums.  It's a lovely bright image perfect for the job I'd say!

Come And Get It - 3 or more layers
Dragonfly Dreams - With Thanks
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
As You Like it  - Favourite Flower & Why - Sunflowers - they are such happy flowers which just make me smile!

Finally a late addition to this post a picture I took of the countryside around us on my daily walk from the house.


Monday, 16 January 2017

For a Man/Boy

Second Ooh La La challenge of the year, and this time we are looking for projects around the theme of;
For a Man/Boy

So for my card I went with this biker Ted, off the Everyday Occasions CD.  My husband always spoke of his love of his Chopper bike when he was little, so this image made me think of him and the antics he got up to on two wheels!

The image and papers are all off the CD, I just added die cut clouds and a ribbon.

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Ribbon or Lace
Simon Says Stamp - Winter Birthday - Snow topped hills
Cardz 4 Guyz - Happy Birthday
The Ribbon Girls - Any Image
CD Sunday - Make it Male Jx

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Bugaboo's 7th Birthday Bash

Can't believe it's Bugaboo's 7th Birthday already - I've been a fan for years and still adore Jodie's fun images.

Happy Birthday Bugaboo!

So in true Bugaboo style, there's a week long of challenges to celebrate!

Day 1 Picture Inspiration:
So in keeping with the under the sea image I chose to use a little Bugaboo seahorse, and cause it's Bugaboo's 7th Birthday I used 7 of them!

Dragonfly Journeys - Birthday Bash
Polkadoodles Wk2 - Anything Goes

Day 2 - Stella Says Sketch
I prefer square cards so squished things around a bit and used a Bugaboo dolphin for my next card.

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Blue Monday

Not sure if I'll manage the rest of the week, who knows, but I'll post these for now just in case, Jx

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

New Home

Today's card is a bit late in the making but hopefully it will now have been received.  It's for my dear crafty friend Susan and her family who moved north at Christmas.  Hopefully soon we'll be able to meet up and share some crafty time together. (x)

So. my card uses an image and papers are from one of Susan's favourites - Lili of The Valley.  It's one of their digi stamps and shows a lovely country cottage.  I've coloured it with my usual Promarkers, then added little wooden hearts.

Sweet Stampin - Something New
A Gem of a Challenge - Something New
Come and Get It - Anything New
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes